some stuff i’m hoping to do after my current book ships:

- start commissioning essays & content about scenes
- cybergaruda substack, about southeast asia (@GRIFTGURU)
- research review of past 30-40 years of current affairs
- essay about smartphones
- read Jung
- play guitar
- start turning some of my old nerdy threads into youtube video essays
- 100 tiktoks
- flesh out and publicly share drafts for next few ebooks (optics, constructive adhd, unlearning coercion, high voltage living, after gifted…)
- my own research project on historical scenes
- tidy up my archives somewhat, do an essay spelunking thru the archaeology of all my junk
- organize irl meetups
- essay about memory palace notetaking and information architecture
- get a gaming pc and start streaming on twitch
- finish @1000wordvomits
- restart my 🇸🇬 blog
- get tattoos and piercings
- do marketing consulting for 100 people
- resume daily-ish youtube vlog
- update FAN to v1.1
- go on 100 podcasts (25/100)
- write 100 blogposts/essays as interstitial material for all of the above
- keep hosting ii salons every month
- renovate house
- translate all of my best threads into more enduring essays, more new book drafts — all my drafts after FAN and Introspect will be completely open to public
- deliberately & thoughtfully introduce 1000 people to each other
- be more deliberate about promoting the most interesting work I can find
- be more deliberate about asking interesting questions, weaving informal research projects, book notes
- essay on “informalize”
- essay about “deliberate”
- essay about “interesting”
- basically a lot of essays

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but you CAN *demonstrate* your understanding. (Assuming you do understand it.)
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